Application Deadlines

The initial application process for this program is done through applying through the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Service.

Graduates with degrees from ACEND-accredited didactic programs in dietetics with a Verification Statement may apply to MDI. All qualified applicants must provide an official copy of their Verification Statement or a completed Declaration of Intent to Complete Degree Statement to MDI during the application process through DICAS.

If you are interested in this program please contact Coleen Kaiser, Director of the Montana Dietetic Internship [ (406) 994-6314, ] for more information on deadlines and requirements.

International Applicants

English proficiency scores with the following minimums: TOEFL (80), IELTS (level 6.5), or PTE (54), are required for applicants who are not U.S. citizens and are not from countries where English is the official language. This requirement is waived if the applicant has earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from an institution in the U.S. or if the student is from a country where the English proficiency score is waived.

Please see our International application process page for a list of countries where the english proficiency score is waived as well as more information on applying as an International student.

Additional Admission Requirements

For additional required admission documents please see program website or view list of requirements in the graduate application portal. Incomplete applications cannot be considered.


MDI integrates experiences in clinical and community nutrition, foodservice management, and a concentration in sustainable food systems to provide a unique and progressive supervised dietetic practice experience to future registered dietitians. The MDI Program meets the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Competencies for preparing knowledgeable professionals in the practice of dietetics. The MDI Program activities include 1,315 hours of supervised practice in various clinical and non-clinical settings, a 28 week on-line didactic course to support supervised practice learning, and 12 non-degree graduate credits. In addition to completing practice experiences at Montana State University (MSU)-Bozeman, interns will be assigned to one of five geographic areas in the state of Montana to fulfill the majority of their required supervised practice hours. The areas are:  Billings, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. Initially, MDI interns complete three weeks of program orientation/professional development in Bozeman beginning in August and then progress to supervised practice as noted above through May.  The final week of the internship includes wrap-up activities, RD exam preparation, and a graduation celebration. Interns graduating from this program will earn a verification statement that allows them to sit for the registration exam to become a Registered Dietitian and 12 graduate credits.